Majestic Nataraja in a dancing posture depicts the Third God of Hindus - Lord Shiva standing 25 cm tall in solid brass handcrafted by skilled artisans from the South of India.
Using the age old process of metal casting, one can only admire the fine detailing of this exquisite piece of handicraft. In this avatar of Shiva, believed to be the destroyer of all evil shows the form of a divine dancer.
Lord Shiva is seen dancing in a ring of flames balancing on the demon believed to signify his ignorance. That is – when Shiva comes as Nataraj he is on his own, without any fear of any evils, or any obstacles and is always depicted with four hands. The dance signifies putting an end to an exhausted world and showing the creation of a new world by the Lord Brahma, first god responsible for the creation of the Universe.
A cobra (snake) uncoils from his lower right forearm.
The upper right hand holds a “Damru”, a small drum shaped instrument.
The second right hand is in ‘Abhayamudra’ meaning protection against evil and ignorance.
The upper left hand contains fire, symbolizing destruction.
The second left hand points towards the raised foot which signifies liberation.
Measures: Height 25 cm x Width 19 cm
Pedestal: 9 cm x 7 cm
Weight: 1.35 kilograms